Articles Posted in NY Speeding Tickets and Moving Violations

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The lawyers at Palumbo & Associates PC tell people day in and day out that defending a traffic ticket in New York State is no easy matter. It requires legal skill, acumen, and knowledge. It’s not easy and it’s not simply “going to court.” There is true value in what our law firm as speeding and traffic ticket  Continue reading

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According to the NYPD, New York City drivers were slapped with 50 percent more speeding and texting tickets so far this year compared with the same period in 2016. There were more speeders caught in the Tottenville section of Staten Island than anywhere else.   Continue reading

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The number of points you will receive for being convicted of a New York State speeding ticket varies depending upon how fast over the speed limit you were convicted of exceeding. Speeding from 1 – 10 MPH over the limit is a 3 point violation. Speeding from 11-20 MPH over the limit is a 4 point violation. Speeding from 21 – 30 MPH over the limit is a 6 point violation. Speeding from 31 – 40 MPH over the limit is an 8 point violation. Speeding 41+ MPH over the limit is an 11 point violation. But wait, there’s more.  Continue reading

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When you pay a speeding ticket or other moving violation, the local justice court and town or village that hears your case profits greatly from the fines you pay. The latest statistics paint a grim picture of the cash grab out of the local courts. In 2015 alone 11 local Westchester County town and village traffic courts collected  Continue reading

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Each and Everyday in New York, people are arrested when the initial contact with the police is from a simple motor vehicle stop. When you find yourself pulled over by the police, this tips will avoid having the situation escalate beyond a traffic stop.  Continue reading

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Under NY law, there are instances when the ticket a cop wrote is invalid on its face and, if you know the law cannot be enforced in court and must be dismissed. However, this knowledge and legal work must be known and done by YOU, because the court is not there to be your advocate. The circumstances which give rise to your ticket being invalid on its face is when  Continue reading

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Often time when accused of a crime or traffic infraction people want to explain their side of the story to defend themselves. This is often not wise, as what people believe will exonerate them often ends up helping the prosecution’s case in convicting them. This is because  Continue reading

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Many people think that since a NY seat belt ticket carries 0 DMV points it’s safe to just plead guilty to. This belief is wrong. Pleading guilty to a New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1229 (NY VTL § 1129) No Seat Belt can cost you thousands of dollars. This is because Continue reading

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If you travel on New York’s Taconic State Parkway watch your speed. The Taconic State Parkway has a notorious reputation of being a speeding, traffic ticket, and moving violation magnet. Only 104 miles long, approximately 8,000 tickets a year are issued on the stretch of road. Moreover, the vast majority of those tickets are given in the  Continue reading

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Nothing drives us, or any lawyer for that matter, crazier than someone telling us we are wrong because of what a friend, acquaintance, or some dude on a bar stool told them about their case or about the law. No, your friend doesn’t know. They don’t know the law. They don’t know the facts. They don’t know the court. They don’t know your driving history. They don’t know, in plain English, diddly squat about anything.  Continue reading